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    • May 24, 2017

    Bringing Bluetooth® 5 to broader markets with the first CC2640R2F-based certified module

    At the onset of 2017, the release of Bluetooth® 5 turned heads with its offerings of longer range and faster data throughput . And TI’s CC2640R2F wireless microcontroller (MCU) was the first to place this new technology in the hands of development engineers. The Laird SaBLE-x-R2 certified module, based on this device, helps simplify the...
    • May 17, 2017

    SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: RTOS and POSIX

    Welcome to the second installment in a series of blog posts that will review the major components of the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform’s software development kits (SDKs). These SDKs feature common components and device-specific middleware that speed time to market and provide a unified development experience across the entire...
    • May 8, 2017

    The secret to moving faster with Bluetooth® 5

    As the speed increases with Bluetooth® 5, don’t you want to move quickly too? Now it’s easy to pick up the pace with the first fully qualified Bluetooth 5 protocol stack for single-mode Bluetooth low energy applications from TI, supporting high-speed mode. Bluetooth 5 is groundbreaking. The new high-speed mode allows data transfers...
    • Apr 28, 2017

    Talk to your TI SimpleLink™ wireless MCU LaunchPad™ Development Kit in only 15 minutes

    When companies decide to connect their products through the internet, they have a big job ahead of them. So big, in fact, that it can represent no less than a total business transformation (my company, Arrayent, even wrote an e-book about that). A common first step is to pursue a proof-of-concept (PoC) project to convince company stakeholders what...
    • Apr 21, 2017

    Designing a reliable grid edge for distributed energy resources

    The smart grid today has pushed utilities to their limit. With the emergence of distributed energy resources (DER) and atypical loads, the operation and construction of the power grid needs revamping. The current approach for solving these challenges is based on a centralized architecture: deploy connected devices, communicate with the cloud, then have...
    • Apr 19, 2017

    Simplified software development with TI’s CC2640R2F wireless MCU

    It’s called a SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU), but is it really simple to use? The answer is yes. The CC2640R2F is part of the SimpleLink MCU platform, which fosters unified software development with rich documentation and fast evaluation in a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE). Building on that foundation, a plethora...
    • Apr 14, 2017

    Latest Energia version brings Arduino-compatible APIs to the SimpleLink™ MCU platform

    Energia is a TI and community-driven software framework integrated development environment (IDE) that provides Wiring/Arduino-compatible application program interfaces (APIs) to various TI microcontrollers (MCUs), including those found in the newly expanded SimpleLink™ platform. By adopting the Wiring/Arduino framework, you can leverage a large...
    • Apr 12, 2017

    SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: Breaking down TI Drivers

    Welcome to the first installment in a series of blog posts that will review the major components of the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform’s software development kits (SDKs). These SDKs feature common components and device-specific middleware that speed time to market and provide a unified development experience across the entire...
    • Apr 7, 2017

    Well-pad automation through the CC1310 wireless MCU

    Oil companies use high-tech radios to automate production sites in cool new ways. Competition in oil production can get pretty ugly, especially when the price of oil is low, as it has been for the past several years. To stay competitive against big players, smaller regional oil and gas companies are turning to well-pad automation practices to keep their...
    • Apr 6, 2017

    Designing wireless motion-detector systems with Sub-1 GHz

    Widely deployed in households, commercial buildings and other facilities, motion detectors issue notifications when they sense the presence of people in designated areas. The detector shares these notifications through sound, light, or wired and wireless transmissions to other units like control panels, alarms or cloud applications. Systems based...